eFax becomes latest victim of brandjacking

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 15 October 2018 15:40:42 AEDT

Do not be fooled if you receive a legitimate-looking email from eFax informing you of a new fax delivery. The email is a fraud and could possibly infect your computer.

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Do not panic: AFP impersonated in latest infringement notice email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 12 October 2018 16:40:27 AEDT

If you have been summoned by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to appear in court via an email today, you may have received a hoax notice. Having brandjacked AFP, cybercriminals are sending emails informing recipients that they are guilty of a law violation.

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Scam email from ‘Admin Center’ claims your ‘Mailbox failed to sync’

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 26 September 2018 16:00:14 AEST

Early Tuesday (AEST), MailGuard commenced blocking a new scam email disguised as a fake Office 365 notification, that links to a phishing site. 

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Watch out for fake “accountant” notification emails

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 23 August 2018 14:32:03 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new email-based cyber-attack (shown above) telling the recipient they have been sent an invoice by an accountant.

“React promptly to download the invoice,” the deceptive message advises.

Clicking on the link takes the victim of this scam to a malicious website containing a hidden malware payload.

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Phoney QuickBooks email used in new fraud

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 August 2018 14:51:37 AEST

If you’ve seen this email in your inbox, best to delete it immediately. It’s a new scam using forged QuickBooks branding to try and trick people into clicking through to a malicious website.

MailGuard has detected multiple variants of this attack, using different company names and sender address domains.

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Office 365 branding exploited in new phishing attack

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 06 August 2018 12:23:24 AEST

 

Microsoft’s stature as a trusted household name makes them a lucrative brandjacking target for cybercriminals.

This latest phishing attack - shown in the screenshot above - uses the “Office 365” trademark to persuade recipients that the email is legitimate and get them to click on the “recover messages” link.

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Telstra's trademarks exploited in new email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 July 2018 09:54:27 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new email-based cyber-attack using Telstra branding to try and deceive victims.

As you can see from the screenshot above, this email scam is quite well designed and makes use of extensive graphical elements.

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New phishing attack using forged AVG branding

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 23 July 2018 11:06:27 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new scam that is using fake AVG branding to try and trick victims.

“Your email account has been BLACKLISTED,” the message warns the recipient, “our service team will terminate its service within 24hrs…”

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Fake LinkedIn network request is a phishing scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 09 July 2018 13:25:50 AEST

If you get a LinkedIn networking invitation from “Professor Barry James Marshall” in your inbox don’t click.

MailGuard has discovered that the fake LinkedIn notification email shown in the screenshot above, is actually a phishing scam designed to harvest your LinkedIn login credentials.

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Realistic fake Telstra email used in phishing attack

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 06 July 2018 11:27:34 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new phishing email attack brandjacking
Telstra.

Phishing is one of the most common and harmful cybercrime types. The sophistication of these email scams varies a lot, from simple plain-text emails to very realistic forgeries that are hard to distinguish from genuine email notifications.

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Email scam brandjacks One Drive

Posted by MailGuard on 15 June 2018 12:23:49 AEST
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How hard/easy is it to defraud your company?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 07 June 2018 14:23:59 AEST


You have your solicitor look over contracts before they’re signed.
Your accountant examines your books to find any irregularities.
There are checks and balances in place to monitor purchases, invoicing, payroll and transactions of every kind.
You’re confident that your company’s financial integrity is well protected, but what about the online realm?

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Millionaire Nigerian phishing scammers jailed in UK

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 31 May 2018 16:46:46 AEST


Two Nigerian scammers operating out of London UK are now serving jail time over a £1 million+
phishing operation. 

According to UK investigators the jailed men, Emmanuel Mmaduike and Olawale Kashimawo (pictured above), headed a well-organised cybercrime syndicate specialising in email fraud. 

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Scam: fake St George phishing site steals bank passwords

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 31 May 2018 15:19:54 AEST

 

Scam alert: MailGuard has detected a new email scam using St George Bank trademarks to try and deceive victims into submitting their bank login details to a phishing site.
This cunningly designed scam closely resembles a genuine St George communication.

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Fake ATO email alert

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 25 May 2018 10:15:10 AEST


The email shown in the screenshot above, showing the subject “ATO Warning Document Received,” is a new phishing scam detected by MailGuard.

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